setup.exe questions

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)
Tue Feb 29 14:48:00 GMT 2000

Works for me.  What did you have in mind?  An installer which handles
only first time installs or one that doesn't bother with putting these
bootstrap files in place at all?


At 05:35 PM 2/29/00, Chris Faylor wrote:
>If I can make a suggestion, let's not get too bogged down in
>sprinting before we've learned to crawl.  Why not just release
>a bare bones installer and improve it as time goes on?
>On Tue, Feb 29, 2000 at 05:32:10PM -0500, Glenn Spell wrote:
> >On 29 Feb 2000 around 4:49PM (-0500) Larry Hall (RFK Partners,
> >Inc) wrote:
> >
> >> At 04:27 PM 2/29/00, Glenn Spell wrote:
> >>
> >> >I suggest calling them .profile, .cshrc, etc... and that they be
> >> >expected to work as installed.
> >>
> >> If we're going to do this, then putting these files in better be
> >> an option (and probably better to default to off!)  I certainly
> >> wouldn't be happy if my .profile, .cshrc, .vimrc, etc. got
> >> overwritten just because I decided to do an install.  Neither will
> >> other than first time users...
> >
> >I didn't realize the install routine would be or do an
> >upgrade... that's different. I wouldn't expect the install routine to
> >consider the quirks of my previous install and my deviations from any
> >standards.  In fact, I wouldn't want the install to touch my previous
> >install.  I'd make a totally new install and then change that to my
> >personal preferences.
> >
> >If the installer does upgrades, different options should be used.

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